Providing useful information for people with learning disabilities, their carers and all health professionals

Primary Care Documents

This section of the website is designed to help all health professionals in primary care supporting people with a learning disability to understand the following for example.

– How and where to make referrals too

– Links to current information about the health and well-being of people with a learning disability.

– Guidance on eligibility to screening programmes and issues with capacity and consent.

– Public health campaigns

New Primary Care Strategy for Learning Disability and Autism.

A fantastic resource for primary care to help you support people with a learning disability in your practice.


STOMP – Stop Overmedicating people with learning disabilities.

It is estimated that every day about 35,000 people with learning disabilities or autism are prescribed psychotropic medicines when they do not have a diagnosed mental health condition, often to manage behaviour which is seen as challenging. This includes medicines used to treat psychosis, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. It also includes epilepsy medication when it is only used for its calming effect, rather than to treat epilepsy.

STOMP is about making sure people get the right medicine if they need it and that people get all the help they need in other ways as well. It is about encouraging people to have regular medication reviews, supporting health professionals to involve people in decisions and showing how families and social care providers can be involved. STOMP also aims to improve awareness of non-drug therapies and practical ways of supporting people whose behaviour is seen as challenging

Download Stopping Over Medication Download STOMP AWARENESS SESSION Download Learning Disability Guide. Download Flu Protocol NTW and Sunderland CCG. Download Supporting People with a Learning Disability to have flu vaccinations. Download Screening Tool for GPs Download Primary Care Programme - Under Review April 2020 Download Easy Read 2 WeeK Referral Download NHS Right Care Pathway: Diabetes . Reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability who have diabetes.

Easy Read Health Action Plans

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